Little Accidents
Little Accidents (2015)

When a teenage boy goes missing in a small town already devastated by a fatal mining accident, three strangers find themselves drawn together in a tangle of secrets, lies, and the collective grief of the community. Reeling from the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 16, 2015
DVD Release Date: April 21, 2015
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Little Accidents has good intentions -- and a talented cast, led by Elizabeth Banks -- but it drowns them under dour melodrama.

Glenn Kenny

As much as my conscience wanted to empathize with the characters, my taste only wanted to be rid of them.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

To her credit, the writer-director tries for complexity. Now if she can just get the storytelling to match the quality of the filmmaking, I suspect there will be fewer little accidents.

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

... the pacing of this Sara Colangelo-directed film is far too sluggish to maintain my attention.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Nothing feels forced in this movie, which is testament to Colangelo's skill as well as the cast's. You believe the coal dust on these people; you grieve for their secrets.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Owen tries with lurching uncertainty to ease back into normal, even as the writer and director Sara Colangelo clutters his path with enough obstacles to challenge the most heroically determined traveler.

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Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly

If this story seems inorganic, or in any case less authentic than its well-observed atmosphere, at least the storyteller has seen and seized an opportunity. Here's hoping she'll have more.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

Little Accidents paints a vivid portrait of a community facing an imminent existential crisis.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

There's a quiet desperation to all the lives depicted in writer-director Sara Colangelo's assured indie about a West Virginia mining accident that upends everyone in town.

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Rebecca Pahle

If Little Accidents never feels quite comfortable in its own skin, it's still evidence of a filmmaker who should have a lot to offer once she gets more secure in her (considerable) abilities.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Todd Smith
In a small mining town, an accident has killed several workers, leaving a lone survivor, Amos Jenkins (Boyd Holbrook). The townspeople are furious and blame the… More